Service Project

Leading For All Cohort 2 Service Project @ Tonti Elementary

April 01, 2023

01:00 PM - 05:00 PM CDT

Chicago Platoon

Event overview

Enrico Tonti Elementary School serves children PK through 5th Grade on the city's southwest side in the neighborhood of Chicago Lawn. Tonti also offers Parent Training Classes in computers, literacy, nutrition, wellness, parenting, and GED classes as well as various other after school programs.

Enrico Tonti Elementary School was built in 1928 in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the southwest side of Chicago. About a decade ago, a twelve-room annex was added and last year a 4-room modular building for full-day Kindergarten classes.

Tonti Elementary, just 5 years ago was on academic probation—sitting at the lowest level in the district’s school quality rating system and considered in need of “intensive intervention.” Now it has earned the district’s second highest rating, has an average daily attendance of over 96 percent and serves as a neighborhood hub for parents and community members.

Join the Leading For All Cohort 2 group as local volunteer and help us work to improve the school by painting the auditorium area, organizing, and building storage, improving the garden and recess areas, and doing some beautification of the yards and grounds.


Service Project

What To Wear

TMC blues, Clothes that can get dirty, Painting clothes, Cold weather, Closed-Toe Shoes


Wheelchair accessible site and bathrooms;Handicap Parking available;Jobs available for persons with limited mobility

What to Bring

A friend.

Inclement Weather

A range of indoor and outdoor projects ensure we will have work to do on the day of the project. If the weather is poor, we will stick to indoor projects and schedule a follow up project to take care of some of the outdoor projects.

Who's Invited

Adults (21+)
Seniors (55+)
Adults (18+)

Event Contact

When and where


April 01, 2023


01:00 PM - 05:00 PM (CDT)


Enrico Tonti Elementary

5815 S Homan Ave
Chicago, IL

Parking Information

Free parking on-site

5815 S Homan Ave, Chicago IL 60629 - A parking lot is available on site, but feel free to park on the street.

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